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Heroes Wood is the name being given to a newly planted area of woodland in the park.
Originally this was an environmental project to increase the bio-diversity of the park by introducing a sustainable woodland which could be coppiced and allow for the growth of mushrooms.
As the project evolved it was noted that the planting coincided with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and continued through the seventieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The suggestion was made that the wood could also become a memorial to all those who had given their lives in the two world wars from the Gorton area.
Students from Wright Robinson are heavily involved in the project, and will provide research and information for the lecterns that will be added in the future.
The official inauguration of Heroes Wood was held on Friday 10th November 2017